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Ball State University

Graduate School

Muncie, IN

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Overview

Ball State University / Graduate School is located in Muncie, IN, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Master of Music (MM)
(Postbaccalaureate Certificate)
(Certificate)
(Post Master's Certificate)
Master of Architecture II (M Arch II)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Architecture (M Arch)
Master of Arts in Education (MAE)
Specialist in Education (Ed S)
Doctor of Audiology (Au D)
(Graduate Certificate)
Master of Urban and Rural Planning (MURP)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Liberal Arts (MLA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Arts (DA)
Doctor of Education (Ed D)
Master of Urban Design (MUD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1747
Doctoral Degrees 65
Other Advanced Degrees 373

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (taken within the last five years)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,667
Applied
2,191
Accepted
1,618
Enrolled
60%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st January 1st Yes
Spring deadline December 1st July 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum cumulative baccalaureate GPA of 2.75 or 3.0 in latter half of baccalaureate
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (taken within the last five years)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum graduate GPA of 3.2, undergraduate 3.0
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum cumulative baccalaureate GPA of 2.75 or 3.0 in latter half of baccalaureate (for Certificate); master's degree from regionally-accredited institution with minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 and at least two years of successful teaching or other professional experience (for Ed S)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

5,329
Total Graduate Students
76%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
23%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.76%
Black or African American 6.32%
White or Caucasian 76%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 1.82%
Unknown 3.6%

Gender

Male (24%)
Female (75%)

Faculty

578
Total faculty
Full-time - 477
Part-time - 101
Male (271)
Female (307)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Emerging media, teacher education, exercise physiology, computer software design, public affairs studies
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 2000 West University Avenue
Muncie, IN  47306
United States
Contact Dr. Adam Beach
Dean of the Graduate School
Email: arbeach@bsu.edu
Phone: 765-285-1300
Fax: 765-285-1994